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M Sarki

Besides being a poet with four collections published, M Sarki is a painter, film maker, and photographer. He likes fine coffee and long walks. 

M Sarki has written, directed, and produced six short films titled Gnoman's Bois de Rose, Biscuits and Striola , The Tools of Migrant Hunters, My Father's Kitchen, GL, and Cropped Out 2010. More details to follow. Also the author of the feature film screenplay, Alphonso Bow.

Currently reading

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home
David Lebovitz
We Learn Nothing: Essays
Tim Kreider
Elmet: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Fiona Mozley
Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived: Short Stories
Lily Tuck
The Double Life of Liliane
Lily Tuck
At Home with the Armadillo
Gary P. Nunn
American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank
RJ Smith
Autumn
Karl Ove Knausgård, Ingvild Burkey, Vanessa Baird
Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (Reading Edition)
Nick Mason
American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank
J.R. Smith

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing - Damion Searls https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/158808822078/the-inkblots-hermann-rorschach-his-iconic-test

…cultures, and individuals within a culture, see things their own way…We see through our personal and cultural “lens”, according to the habits of a lifetime shaped by particular culture… One culture’s trackless wilderness is full of detailed and meaningful information specific plants and animals, for members of another culture… An enormous advantage of the Rorschach test is that it largely gets around these lenses—as Manfred Bleuler put it, it lets us strip off “the veils of convention.”

Frightening that a psychological evaluation based on the Rorschach Test can decide a legal case or job interview. A psychology fascinating to study and extremely interesting. Perhaps an intricate art form used as science. Nonetheless, a powerful tool no matter the consequences. Damion Searls has written not only a riveting study on the man Rorschach and his test, but what was to come from his labor and where it might be leading us now. A work crafted by a master wordsmith obviously willing to delve deeply into his subject. I could not recommend a book more highly than I do this one.

…Looking at a Rorschach blot is not as powerful an experience as taking a blot of acid, obviously, but they operate in analogous ways.